Checking the tomato harvest

2014 Roma Tomato Harvest

Last week, we paid a visit to our tomato supplier to check that the Roma tomatoes we buy are harvested at the peak of vine-ripened perfection. We observed the tomatoes being rushed from the field and packed within hours, to capture their garden fresh flavour.

Our tomato supplier understands that the success of our business depends on the quality of the food we produce, and the quality of the food depends on the ingredients we use.

They are one of the few companies left that continues to pack 100% of their tomato products directly from fresh tomatoes, with no previous processing! Everything is packed fresh in season as each field of vine-ripened tomatoes reaches its peak of flavour. We share the same obsession of delivering flavourful, quality products to our customer.

Vine-Ripened Roma TomatoesRoma Tomatoes are ideal for sauces, with a perfect acidity and sweetness balance.  They are nutritious, low in calories, loaded with vitamins,  and minerals, an excellent source of dietary fibre and packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.

Scientific studies suggest that the Lycopene found in tomatoes may be protective of cancers, including cancer of the colon, prostate, breast, endometrium, lung and pancreatic tumours.

Tomato sauce is one of the best sources of lycopene. The cooking process releases more lycopene and makes it easier for the body to absorb. Tomatoes are a great immune-boosting and cancer fighting food.

 

 

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